The gestural photographs on exhibit at Greenfield Community Television (GCTV) are now on sale for 50% off marked prices. Stop by and see if you love the work enough to take it home for the holidays.
The show has been extended to the end of January, 2018. So visit when you can.
The gallery is in the GCTV lobby, 393 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 (downtown near the Garden Cinemas and across from the Greenfield Public Library). They are open the week of December 18 M-F, 1...0AM - 6PM and closed Christmas week. Regular hours resume on January 2, 10-8PM M-Th and 10-6PM on Fridays.
Please join the event and share with the our friends.
An exhibit of my Gestural Photography opens with an artist's talk 6pm next Friday, October 6, at Greenfield Community Television (GCTV), located across from the Greenfield Public Library.
Please come! If you can't make the opening, stop by anytime you're in Greenfield. The exhibit in the streetfront lobby will run from now until January.
Here's a video link: http://gctv.org/videos/artist-profile-andy-grant...
SHOW EXTENDED... Didn't get to see the joint exhibit at the Nash? Now worries, it's been extended by a week.
Beholding Light: A Father-Son Visual Dialog
Transparent Watercolor by Bob Grant (the father) and Gestural Photography by Andy Grant (the son)...
Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage St, Easthampton, MA 01027
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm
Bonus: The gallery is two doors down from Mt Tom's Ice Cream. They have the best ginger ice cream in the Valley!
Closing Exhibit: 3-5pm, Saturday, April 29
Gallery Talk: 4pm
Father-Son Visual Dialog – Bob will talk about his tranparent watercolor and Andy his gestural photography; and they will compare notes....
Can't make the reception? Nash Gallery hours Tues – Fri, 11am-6pm and Sat 11am-4pm. The last day to see the show is Tuesday, May 2.
Have you seen this image, Fall FIre, a 10" x 10" photographic print on canvas? I put it up for sale in an exhibit in Shelburne Falls, MA in September 2014, and then realized as soon as it sold that I had made a mistake. It has a personal meaning that I cannot fully explain here but makes it one-of-a-kind. If the piece is located, I will either buy it back or replace the work with the identical image in a new format of equal or better quality.
Thanks for your help in finding Fall Fire...it is a matter of love lost and found.
I will be talking about how I discovered that I can use my digital camera this way: the Gestural Photography technique and what I am thinking and feeling when I use it. I will describe the photos in the current exhibit as examples of the form.
If you want a nearby lunch spot, I recommend the Wagon Wheel, located on Rt 2 near the west side of the bridge going into Turners Falls. (Here's a Google map from the Health Center: https://goo.gl/maps/U547JmYmBAu.)
This week I made a series of gestural photographs of waves crashing into the rocks at Pemaquid Point. We had perfect conditions, a steady southerly breeze and a dome of grey sky.
Please help me pick the top three images.
I re-wrote the description of the work I do with the digital camera. Please comment. Do you get the picture? Any questions for clarification? How's my grammar? Does the description induce you to try gesturing with your camera?
Artist Statement by Andy Grant, Spring 2016
I call my work “Gestural Photography” because I slow down the shutter speed and gesture with the camera — a sweep, a swaggle, or a swish — as I snap the picture. For me it feels like Action Painting only with the camera instead of a brush. To make a gestural photograph, I draw from the basic elements of color, surface texture, and shape presented in the scene. My intentional camera movement introduces a kind of mark-making and invites happy accidents.
Gesturing with the camera is unique. Whatever is aligned with the gesture pops forward, presenting another plane of focus. Spectral highlights become squiggles or streaks. Surface details wash away and color is intensified by the pulsing of the digital sensor. Snapping the photo in the middle of a gesture — in the instant when the composition is in view — introduces an element of timing, like a dance.
I’ve been gesturing with my camera since January 2007. This approach continues to excite my imagination, combining technical skill, artistry, and accidental discovery.
Thanks for checking out my new gestural work. Any more votes? I've printed out the first batch and will be doing more soon.
My partner Mona Shiber and I are currently displaying work in three places:
1) Cup and Top Café in Florence, MA ("Gestures" exhibit with Mona Shiber)
2) Hope and Feathers Gallery in Amherst, small works show...
3) ECA+ Gallery in Easthampton, small works show